Senior Seminar Program

Spring Quarter 2017 Enrollment Information

Please go to the Schedule of Classes website to see enrollments. To enroll in these seminars, use the Course Pre-Authorization system to be cleared to add a seminar, then use WebReg during your enrollment time to finalize enrollment.

Please use the Virtual Advising Center, VAC to contact the advisor of the department or program offering the seminar for all non-enrollment questions.

Department of Anthropology

Anthropological Research: Theory and Methods
ANTH 192 A00
Section ID: 901118
Semendeferi, Ekaterini (
Location: SSB 105
Mondays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

The seminar aims to introduce and attract outstanding anthropology students to the honors program. Students will review the various disciplines within anthropology that span from biological evolution, to prehistorical archeology and the environment, to the psychological and cultural dimensions of the human experience. They will examine honors theses in the above fields written by their peers over the last few years, learn how to use library resources and explore topics to research themselves in the honors program starting the following quarter. Prerequisites: Majors in Anthropology with a GPA of 3.5 or higher by departmental invitation only.

Department of Bioengineering

Modifying the Mind: Perspectives in Neural Engineering
BENG 192 A00
Section ID: 905868
Engler, Adam (
Location: PFBH 391
Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.
Meeting Dates: TBA

This seminar will survey advances in the field of neural engineering and evaluate their promise for treating a variety of nervous system disorders and injuries. We will also consider the ethics of using these tools as human enhancement technologies. Prerequisites: Students should have taken BILD1.

Department of Literature

Performing Stand-up Comedy
LTEN 192 A00
Section ID: 905869
Forbes, Camille (
Location: LIT 237
Mondays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet Weeks 1-10

In this seminar, students will study stand-up comedy performers, discuss and create original material, and finally, perform before an audience (the size of which is to be determined). No previous experience necessary, but it is required that students be willing to perform a 3-minute set by the end of the course. Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of the professor. Students should contact the department through the campus Course Pre-Authorization system to be pre-authorized to enroll in the seminar.
Zombies: An Unnatural History
LTWL 192 A00
Section ID: 905858
Lampert-Weissig, Lisa (
Location: LIT 455
Fridays, 12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Seminar will meet Weeks 1-8

From the Haitian revolution to the social movements of the 1960s, tales of zombies have often emerged at times of great social upheaval. We will look at some classic zombie books and films, including Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and consider what zombie narratives like The Walking Dead might mean for us today. Prerequisites:

Department of Physics

Indigenous and Western Science
PHYS 192 C00
Section ID: 907487
Burgasser, Adam (
Location: SERF 383
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Seminar will meet 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23, 6/6

This seminar explores the similarities, differences and intersections between indigenous and western science practices and ways of knowing, with a particular focus on how these practices manifest in contemporary society. The seminar will consist of five 2-hour meetings during the quarter with guest speakers, discussion of assigned readings, exploration of indigenous practice, and reflective writing. Prerequisites: None.

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